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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-04-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By Urban Hermit
Thank you -- but if I plug the weep holes, will...

Thank you -- but if I plug the weep holes, will not rain water go where it should not? Does on my boat.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-04-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By Urban Hermit
A Mother of a Whistler

Mother Superior (Monaco Cayman 36) whistles -- screams, actually -- at 65 and above, seemingly in response to a crosswind. So shrill and loud it seems to be inside. Last trip home it seemed to be...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-04-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 19,721
Posted By Urban Hermit
Hmm. I've overlooked herring. Not sure it's...

Hmm. I've overlooked herring. Not sure it's available fresh down here, but I'll keep an eye out.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-04-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Urban Hermit
Not an ISB. Brought up a photograph of an ISB --...

Not an ISB. Brought up a photograph of an ISB -- very different appearance. Top of the valve cover was as flat as a table saw table, with front-to-back ribs, and red, nothing covering any of it. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-04-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,734
Posted By Urban Hermit
I'm with you, sir. For protesters, Floyd is the...

I'm with you, sir. For protesters, Floyd is the issue. For the provocateurs, rioters, looters -- he's the excuse to advance the exact agenda you say.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-03-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Urban Hermit
Just curiosity

Looked into the back of a Forest River 42 at my coach shop today. Engine had a flat rectangular top, square-edged, and was red. Not Cummins, not Cat and not at all what I've seen in GM -- any...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-03-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By Urban Hermit
. I’d walk away on principle. It’s like those “no...

. I’d walk away on principle. It’s like those “no haggle” car dealers that act like they are doing you a favor by refusing to negotiate.[/QUOTE]

Hear, hear !!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-03-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By Urban Hermit
ECU remapping? I've bought a Bully Dog remapper...

ECU remapping? I've bought a Bully Dog remapper for the 300 hp Cummins 5.9 in our 36, but haven't installed it because I ran into a brick wall trying to get a bit of technical assistance from Bully...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-03-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,734
Posted By Urban Hermit
Strikes me as a bit of a pity . . . head for the...

Strikes me as a bit of a pity . . . head for the back roads and small towns. Nobody's rioting there and social distancing is a condition of basic existence. Plus you won't get exposed going down...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-03-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 19,721
Posted By Urban Hermit
Ten pages of sardine conversation, and now we...

Ten pages of sardine conversation, and now we hear from a sour Dean . . ..
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-01-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,665
Posted By Urban Hermit
Just got back from a long weekend in an Alabama...

Just got back from a long weekend in an Alabama state park. Grilled two New York Strips on the campsite's grill after scrubbing it with a wad of aluminum foil. Matchlite charcoal with the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-29-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,180
Posted By Urban Hermit
"One last thought, some 50 amp campgrounds are...

"One last thought, some 50 amp campgrounds are actually only 30 amp. Older campgrounds will cheat and wire a 50 amp plug in 30 amp wiring. My coach automatically senses this and will display that...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-29-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Urban Hermit
Nice Lift

Intended post needed pics that didn't attach. Trying to delete the post but haven't found out how. Some help from the forum police?
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-29-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,481
Posted By Urban Hermit
For what it's worth, I had to replace the entire...

For what it's worth, I had to replace the entire gauge pod in the 1999 Itasca on the F53 chassis because something fried the circuit board, and the one that came out wasn't the original. Cause of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-25-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By Urban Hermit
I assume floor plan and interior appointments...

I assume floor plan and interior appointments become more important for full timers, whereas weekend warriors and vacation voyagers are more likely to focus more on engineering, performance, and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-25-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,635
Posted By Urban Hermit
This is very close to right on my experience. I...

This is very close to right on my experience. I try to stay at/under 65, and wind up averaging 50-55 overall -- if I remember to shut off the GPS during long stops.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-25-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,407
Posted By Urban Hermit
I like it. 'Course I'm the kind of jerk who...

I like it. 'Course I'm the kind of jerk who enjoys the idea that passing cagers will think "Huh?"
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-25-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,155
Posted By Urban Hermit
As encouragement: -bought a 1949 Buick survivor...

As encouragement:
-bought a 1949 Buick survivor in Stanwood, WA and drove it home to Pensacola, FL
-bought cars for my wife in Pennsylvania and Miami
--bought a boat in Port Royal, SC and brought...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-25-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Urban Hermit
Thank you for the reassurance. Definitely...

Thank you for the reassurance. Definitely different from my first slide experience with a Winnebago product, so I was a bit concerned.
Forum: Just Conversation 05-25-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 19,721
Posted By Urban Hermit
I put a dab of anchovy paste in my boiled shrimp...

I put a dab of anchovy paste in my boiled shrimp recipe. Don't taste the anchovy but it perks up all the other flavors.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-25-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,497
Posted By Urban Hermit
But......when engine is at operating Temp,...

But......when engine is at operating Temp, there's 12 or 14 psi of coolant pressure..... coolant will still have that pressure when engine is shut down....and oil/fluid pressure is zero until the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-25-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By Urban Hermit
Good news . . . from a background as a home...

Good news . . . from a background as a home inspector, I'd say the most likely cause is a failed GFCI, and the easiest first effort to correct the problem would be to replace it -- being very careful...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-25-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Urban Hermit
IWander -- thank you -- have only looked at the...

IWander -- thank you -- have only looked at the backup camera from the ground, don't know about a plastic lens or plastic over the lens, and that is a very good point. It looks like it is designed...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-25-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Urban Hermit
To your first point: I spoke to quickly and got...

To your first point: I spoke to quickly and got it backwards. Played right into your hands, didn't I?

To the second: The coach hasn't been out of the shop yet -- waiting for parts from REV....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-25-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,407
Posted By Urban Hermit
"Mama's Fur Coat" "Full Tilt Boogie" on a...

"Mama's Fur Coat"
"Full Tilt Boogie" on a cruiser-racer sailboat
Best of all, "Das Effinboot"
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-25-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,407
Posted By Urban Hermit
The 1999 Itasca became "Pooh the Winnie," then...

The 1999 Itasca became "Pooh the Winnie," then just "Pooh." The Monaco Cayman 36, ponderous and overbearing, is "Mother Superior." Having been through Catholic grade schools in the '50s helps...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-24-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Urban Hermit
Thankee, Sir. I'll take a look, but I intend to...

Thankee, Sir. I'll take a look, but I intend to install a Bully Dog which I think will pick up oil pressure. However, being a belt-and-suspenders fellow, redundancy is welcome.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-24-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By Urban Hermit
This probably wont' help but what the heck: In...

This probably wont' help but what the heck: In our new-to-us Cayman the filtered water was only a dribble. I thought old filter. Found a Pitson (ball) valve under it's inlet, shut the valve,...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-24-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By Urban Hermit
I'm glad I still find driving a stick shift fun.

I'm glad I still find driving a stick shift fun.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-24-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Urban Hermit
Oil pressure gauge

This might have been covered in the bazillion previous posts but I'm too old to have time to read them all to find out: Bought a 2006 Cayman 36 with a non-functional oil pressure gauge to be...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-24-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By Urban Hermit
Another reason (unless it's been covered) for...

Another reason (unless it's been covered) for GFCI's not to reset: no electricity going to them. Causes could be tripped breaker or poor connection or other fault anywhere between 120V source into...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-24-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Urban Hermit
Can't help because I'm like Sgt. Schultz, "I know...

Can't help because I'm like Sgt. Schultz, "I know nuffink!" but will pose another question about the couch/dinette slide in my '06 Cayman 36: Very slow moving both ways, half or less the speed of...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-24-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 546,260
Posted By Urban Hermit
Empire Truck Sales' parts and service facility,...

Empire Truck Sales' parts and service facility, I-10, Pensacola, FL. Can't recommend them too highly. Authorized Freightliner people and like diesel RVs (no gasoline service). Quick, skilled, and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-24-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,007
Posted By Urban Hermit
I read what I read. The E and F statute...

I read what I read. The E and F statute describes fire trucks and farm equipment. That's as far as my knowledge goes. Did you open the link and read?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-24-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By Urban Hermit
I bought what some of you might consider a...

I bought what some of you might consider a 'bottom feeder," a 2006 Monaco DP, on April 9. The dealer, in the Dallas area, made a significant concession on price. The GM at the lot told me they were...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-24-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Urban Hermit
Uh uh. A hose from the condensation drain to the...

Uh uh. A hose from the condensation drain to the vent will not provide a path for odors to get into the coach. The condenser coils are physically separated form the evaporator coils (where the air...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-24-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Urban Hermit
Replacing backup camera system components

I need a better backup camera system for a 2006 Monaco Cayman 36. Presently have what I assume is an aftermarket monitor that shows only the word "Voyager" as identification, screen with frame 7.5 x...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-23-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,238
Posted By Urban Hermit
1999 F53, V10, five-speed (? I think--maybe four...

1999 F53, V10, five-speed (? I think--maybe four -- how quickly I forget) Itasca Sunflyer 34. Feels like it'll run off and leave our just-acquired 2006 Cummins 5.9 rail with 5-speed Allison in a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-23-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By Urban Hermit
I'd like to offer an opinion: It is better to...

I'd like to offer an opinion: It is better to stay with the same brand and type than to switch around (unless, maybe, you really know your oil stuff). Different brands of oil had different...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-23-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,007
Posted By Urban Hermit
From this website it would seem that Class F...

From this website it would seem that Class F applies only to farm vehicles or vehicles in farm use. (Class E to emergency vehicles)

...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-23-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,007
Posted By Urban Hermit
Here's a website that purportedly gives RV...

Here's a website that purportedly gives RV licensing requirements for every state. And of course since it's on the internet it HAS to be right -- but then there are citations from state codes so...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-23-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,798
Posted By Urban Hermit
What strikes me from this discussion (of an...

What strikes me from this discussion (of an altitude I can't even come close to reaching) is that concepts of large and small are in direct proportion to depths of pockets. Y'all all go right ahead...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-19-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By Urban Hermit
Different bank. Credit union.

Different bank. Credit union.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-19-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By Urban Hermit
The Executive Department is a devotee of Clean...

The Executive Department is a devotee of Clean Shower Daily Shower Cleaner, but that's in the house and used on ceramic tile and glass. It is in a spray bottle and is just spritzed all over the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-19-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Urban Hermit
After reading a good bit of the old thread about...

After reading a good bit of the old thread about TSD -- posted as a Good Sam ripoff complaint -- I started to sign up. Then saw they wanted my social security number. FAQ said necessary for...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-19-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12,076
Views: 1,670,358
Posted By Urban Hermit
Ghostman (and others): The headlight pods on my...

Ghostman (and others): The headlight pods on my 1999 Itasca Sunflyer fogged on the inside. After I was lucky to find a new set on line and have them installed, I found the solution to the interior...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-19-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Urban Hermit
I tried to buy a replacement screen door from...

I tried to buy a replacement screen door from Winnebago for my 1999 Sunflyer. No luck at all. I'm thinking Dutch Star Don has a viable solution which may even be less trouble than trying to find a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-19-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By Urban Hermit
Any love in going into the void from the side...

Any love in going into the void from the side wall of the storage bay, and maybe adding a small inspection door in the side of the trailer without having to cut into or relocate the problematic frame?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-19-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Urban Hermit
You might want to get a canvas shop to stitch up...

You might want to get a canvas shop to stitch up some blade covers. It's UV radiation that ages blades, not wiping. Case in point: Replaced all three blades on my SUV at the same time five years...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-19-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,665
Posted By Urban Hermit
Have used Magma for decades on boats. No better...

Have used Magma for decades on boats. No better quality anywhere, but pricy.
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